14 June 2014

A few cards to share...

Hello friends

Thanks so much to the faithful one's that have been popping around and leaving me some love.  Much appreciated.  I have been busy with some Project Life stuff over on my other blog (http://sharon-keanly.blogspot.com) and have met some wonderful Project Lifers and come across some awesome blogs, so do pop around and have a look for yourself.

I met a lovely crafter who kindly offered to send me a portion of her project life kit.  I asked what I could send her in return and she asked for some of my handmade cards.  Isn't that awesome?  Here are a few which will be making their way to the US of A one of these days.


 I used a watercolour paper for this LOTV image and colouring it with Copics was so easy!

 I love this LOTV fairy, she is one of my fave's.  Had fun adding some clouds in the background.
Just finishes off the pic, right?

 Another cute LOTV pic, she is such a sweetie.  Added some dimension magic to highlight those flowers.

Thanks so much for popping by.  I appreciate your comments, so please feel free to leave some.

Warm wishes

07 May 2014

Cards to share...

It's VOTING DAY in South Africa today.  Kendall and I were at the voting station early this morning, so that we could have the rest of the day free to do as we wish.

This is the last of the Boy baby cards I made over the weekend.  I just love this image.  All images are pre-coloured from the LOTV store.  The Art Pads I have used are Art Pad Set 22, Little Ones and Art Pad Set 11, Babies.



And here are a few of the Baby Girl cards that I made for an order.







Thanks for popping by once again.  I hope you can draw some inspiration from the cards I've been making. Please leave a comment as I so enjoy reading them.

Warm wishes
Sharon

06 May 2014

More Baby cards to share...

As mentioned in my last post, I spent most of the day making some Baby Cards.  Here are a few more which I would like to share with you all.

 Don't you just love this image?

Recipe for this creation
Image:  LOTV's Art Pad Set 22, Little Ones
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful patterned paper on top. 
Patterned Paper:  LOTV's 8x8 Nitwit Collections, Petal Fresh
Button:  From my stash
Sentiment: Hampton Art

 Another stunning image


Recipe for this creation
Image:  LOTV's Art Pad Set 22, Little Ones
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful patterned paper on top. 
Patterned Paper:  LOTV's 8x8 Nitwit Collections, Petal Fresh
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily
Button:  From my stash

I have 1 more Boy card to share with you, but will leave that for another day.  I also need to get cracking on the Girl cards. Here are my pre-coloured images just waiting for me. Love my flask with hot tea... a girl's gotta have some refreshment, this is thirsty work !! LOL


My fellow South Africans
Don't forget to go VOTE tomorrow.  Remember, each vote is important !  

Warm wishes

04 May 2014

Busy...busy...busy

Hello friends

It is raining in Cape Town today but then I just love this type of weather.  Unfortunately not enough hours in the day for me.  It has already just gone past 3pm and tomorrow it's back to work after a fabulous long weekend.

I've been busy over at my other blog Scrap & Chat and would love for all my Followers here to start following me there, so that you can keep abreast of what I am busy with.  Thank you in advance to those who will pop over and follow ;)

I've spent the good part of this awesome day making some cards for the shop I am supplying with cards.  I have an order for Baby cards and my lovely new Art Pads from LOTV arrived last week.  So here are a few of my creations.  All are decorated inside as well.


Recipe for this creation
Image:  LOTV's Art Pad Set 22, Little Ones
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful patterned paper on top. 
Patterned Paper:  LOTV's 8x8 Nitwit Collections, Petal Fresh
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily
Button:  From my stash
Sentiment: Hampton Art


Recipe for this creation
Image:  LOTV's Art Pad Set II, Babies
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful stripedpatterned paper on top. 
Patterned Paper:  LOTV's 8x8 Nitwit Collections, Petal Fresh
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart's Vintage Doily
Button & Ribbon:  From my stash
Sentiment: Hampton Art

Thanks so much for the faithful that have emailed me wondering where my posts are.  I hope you are not having a problem receiving my Notifications.

I hope these cards provide you with much inspiration, so that you too can start creating your own.

Warm wishes

26 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss (DT) - Something Cuddly

Thanks for passing by again to see what I have created for my final creation as a DT member of Totally Gorjuss.  It is with a sad heart that I leave this Team, as they have been wonderful.  

This week we would like you to display something Cuddly on your creation.  I have a large collection of Elizabeth Bell images which have not been used for a while, so I brought this little beauty, with her cuddly Teddy, out to play.

 I have stamped her using Momento's Rich Cocoa.  I prefer this to the black.
She has been coloured with Copics.


And this is my creation which I hope will inspire you to take part in the challenge.

Please visit the rest of the Gorjusettes to see what they have created for your inspiration.

Thanks for the support and lovely comments.  I have appreciated them all.



19 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts

Hello friends

Thank you for popping by to see what I have created for the Totally Gorjuss challenge.  This week we ask that you use Die Cuts on your creations.


Recipe for this creation
Image:  A freebie stamp called FLORENCE from Crafter's Companion when I purchased the Papercraft Essentials magazine. I just cut off her wings, as she is a very large stamp. 
Paper: Blue cardstock for the border, layering a beautiful pink patterned paper on top. Love this 6x6 paper pack from W&M range of papers.
Sentiment:  Freebie from Pinterest.  
Fence Die:  Magnolia.  I love this fence, but use it far too seldom.
Marshmellow Cloud Die: From Memory Box Co. Style No. 98344. This goes through the cuttlebug just beautifully.
Pearls:  From my stash

Please do visit the rest of the Gorjusettes to see what they have created for your inspiration.


Warm wishes


14 April 2014

Taking a Break...

Hi Everyone
 
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that I will be taking a break from posting regularly on my blog.
 
Thanks so very much to those who have faithfully popped around to view my creations for the past 5 years that I have been in blogland.  I really appreciate your visits and have loved reading your comments.
 
I have been commissioned to make cards for a local Florist, which I am excited about and my last few posts have given you a taste of what I am creating for the store. I don't know whether this will be a standing arrangement or not, as it is still early days and I am not sure how well the cards will sell.  But... I would like to focus my attention on this right now.  As you know, I work fulltime and only have my evenings free to craft and relax. 
 
I may even take this time to start entering a few challenges, who knows?
 
Almost a year ago my daughter bought me one of  Becky Higgins Project Life card collections and my intention was to start journalling our photographs.  Sadly, nothing has happened thus far and I need to give this my attention too.
I may start another blog in the not too distant future, but for now I just want to browse around, gather my thoughts and tackle what I need to before I even go there again.

Thanks to the awesome crafters out there who have WOW-ed me with their creations. You are all so talented and it has been a privilege getting to know you all through this hobby of ours.  Thanks for the friendship too. 

Please keep in touch via my blog, email or FB.

Take care


06 April 2014

My final Mother's Day card..

Hi Everyone

I am back again with my last card in the order for Mother's Day cards... I just love this colour combination of purple/lilac and orange and will definitely be using it again on some of my cards.

The striped paper is gorgeous and is from Dovecraft's Back to Basics III 6x6 range of papers.
The image is from Lily of the Valley's Wild Flowers Art Pad and last but not least, the lovely sentiment is a freebie from Annette's range of freebie sentiments.  I think this one is so classic, don't you ? Thanks  so much for sharing these, Annette!

A peek at the inside.  The gingham paper was purchased from Paola.

That is all in the range of Mother's Day cards.  Now to tackle some more Happy Birthday, Baby and Sympathy cards.  As you can see, my evenings are going to be pretty busy now.  

Thanks for popping by once again.

Warm wishes